Cinnamon Valentine's Day Cookies
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Recipe type: Snacks, Baking, Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2.5 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • Glaze
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese, softened
  • 1.5 cups icing sugar
  • red, pink, purple food colouring
Instructions
  1. In large bowl beat butter, cream cheese and sugar until pale. Beat in vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon and salt. Stir dry ingredients into butter mixture in 3 additions. Divide in half; shape into discs. Wrap and refrigerate approximately 20-30 minutes.
  2. Between parchment or waxed paper, roll out each disc to ⅛ thickness. Using floured cookie cutters (any shape you want), cut out shapes, rerolling scraps. Place 1 inch apart, on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350F oven, switching and rotating pans halfway through until golden, 8-10 minutes. Remove from plan to rack; let cool completely.
  3. Glaze
  4. In bowl and using an electric mixer, beat milk with cream cheese. Add in sugar, beating until smooth. Divide among 3-4 bowls (or however many colours you are using). Take your food colouring and tint each bowl the colour of choice. This year the boy wanted green, the girl pink & red and we left one white. Using a pastry brush or any tool that works for you, paint cookies. At this point you can decorate with sprinkles or leave as is. Let dry approx. 2 hours. Glaze will harden.
Recipe by | Bakersbeans (Wanda Baker) at https://www.bakersbeans.ca/valentines-day-cookies/